Prior to Destiny update 2.0, which will usher in with it big changes to the game’s weapon system and prepare us all for The Taken King DLC, Bungie will release Destiny update 188.8.131.52. As the numbering scheme indicates, it won’t be a large update.
So what can we expect from the update? Those details after the jump.
Over at the official Destiny forums, Community Manager Chris “Cozmo23″ Shannon has put together a list of features most requested by Destiny players. While not giving them in the specific order of most requested to least, the community wish list is an interesting hodge podge of features that could either enhance the game or completely cripple it.
That list after the jump.
Along side the heavily anticipated The Taken King DLC will be Destiny update 2.0 and with it will come some major changes to weapons and in turn, likely change the way you play the game. Bungie has heard our complaints loud and clear and auto rifles will once again become more powerful and finally useful again.
- Increase base damage
- Start damage falloff closer to the player to emphasize its role as a close to medium range weapon
- Small reduction in base stability. Landing shots at optimal range is unaffected, but repeated precision hits require more weapon control to land consistently
- Boost damage by 10% against AI combatants
Along side tweaks to the auto rifle and other normal weapons in your arsenal, Bungie is making major tweaks to exotic weapons like Gjallarhorn, Thorn, and Ice Breaker. After the jump, the full break down of weapons in Destiny Update 2.0.
In Destiny land, there’s been some brouhaha about the upcoming mega DLC, The Taken King. As a quick recap, Bungie will release Destiny: The Taken King on September 15th for $39.99. While a bit steep for DLC, this isn’t any normal DLC.
With The Taken King, Bungie is offering new subclasses, stories, strikes, and raids along side new weapons and armor. For most hardcore fans, the DLC price in fact isn’t an issue as the onslaught of new content is a welcomed thing. The sticking point instead is the inclusion of three emotes that will be available exclusively in the collector’s edition which includes the game and previous two DLC and in turn, means you’re repurchasing content you already own.
Fear now however as Bungie isn’t forgetting those who’ve been on Destiny from day one.
Guardians, excitement continues to build for House of Wolves, the upcoming expansion for Destiny. Available for PS3 and PS4, House of Wolves will arrive on May 19th and bring with it:
- New weapons, armor, and gear
- New story missions and social space
- New competitive event: Trials of Osiris
- New multiplayer maps
- New co-op mode: Prison of Elders
- New Strike: The Shadow Thief
After the jump, an official gameplay trailer awaits you.
For those unfamiliar, PlayStation Now is the game streaming service from Sony which allows you to play a large library of PS3 games. The service is already available in a wide variety of devices and comes in two flavors. You can either rent specific titles for different time periods with different price tiers to go along with it or you can opt for unlimited streaming for one price. Think Netflix for gaming – though it’s worth pointing out that selecting a la carte gives you more variety than the subscription. Till now, the subscription tier, which has a robust library of over 100 titles, had only been available to PS4 owners, but all that changes later this month.
In exactly three weeks, House of Wolves, the highly-anticipated DLC for Destiny, will be released, which will bring some big changes to the game alongside new content. Alongside the new DLC, Destiny update 1.2 will go live and bring with it tweaks for all players, whether you’ve purchased the DLC or not. With Destiny Update 1.2, Commendations will be going away, making it easier to acquire new weapons and gear. Been stockpiling Commendations? No worries, as Bungie will still have something for you.